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A Dance for Three

By: Louise Plummer

Hannah: I didn’t even have periods two years ago, and now I’m probably pregnant. When did I forget how to be a child?Trilby: My mom thinks I should go visit Hannah. . . . I don’t know...

A Different Kind of Heat

By: Antonio Pagliarulo

Luz Cordero is on fire. She’s burning up with rage. She was there the night her brother got killed. She saw the cop pull the trigger. She tried to do something positive about it by going to protests,...

A Door Near Here

By: Heather Quarles

Without even noticing, 15-year-old Katherine has become the head of her household. She hasn't had time to notice. Her single mother, an out-of-work alcoholic, has been in bed for weeks, leaving Katherine...


A Heart Divided

By: Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld

Is the Confederate battle flag a racist symbol—or a proud reminder of Southern heritage? When Kate’s liberal-minded family moves from the suburbs of New York City to a small town near Nashville,...

A Married Woman

By: Francine Pascal

A Piece of Heaven

By: Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Haley’s excited about turning 13, but her teenage years start off with a thud when, shortly after her birthday, her mother checks herself into the hospital for severe depression. Her older brother,...


A Summer Life

By: Gary Soto

Gary Soto writes that when he was five "what I knew best was at ground level." In this lively collection of short essays, Soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, resreating in vivid...

After the First Death

By: Robert Cormier

Sixteen-year-old Miro had instructions to kill the bus driver immediately. They would then take the busload of children to the bridge and begin the standoff. Artkin was Miro’s mentor; the...

Ain't Gonna Study War No More

By: Milton Meltzer

The Story of America’s Peace SeekersWhile terrorists kill in pursuit of their goals, there are people whose goal is never to kill, no matter what the situation. Here, Milton Meltzer explores Americans’...


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A Thunderous Whisper and The Red Umbrella

"In the midst of the Spanish Civil War, 12-year-old ani unexpectedly gets drawn into a network of underground rebels working to thwart Franco's efforts to destroy the Basque people's way of life. . . ....

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All Unquiet Things

By: Anna Jarzab

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Neily suffers from terrible nightmares since the night he discovered Carly's dead body on the bridge. Carly believed herself to be invincible, until the night she left a frantic call for...

As Good as Anybody

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: Raul Colon

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